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  1. Health warning issued over slimming product

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.40pm: The Department of Health on Friday afternoon advised people not to buy or use the unregistered slimming product 'Bioslim Herbal Tablets'. The department warned it could be dangerous to people?s health. A spokesman said the product was not registered under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance. It was found to contain bisacodyl? a Western drug ...

  2. KFC apologises after banned cancer dye found in products

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Kentucky Fried Chicken has offered a public apology on the mainland after two of its products were found contaminated with the cancer-causing Sudan 1 dye. The company also ... of the toxic Sudan 1 dye on March 8. Mainland products from five brands of food and one brand of seasoning have been reported to contain Sudan 1 since Britain's Food Standards Agency announced ...

  3. Gasbag, competition probe provide smoke screen for bigger issues

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Fuel is a commodity whose prices should not be easily adjusted by businessmen. There needs to be regulation.' Stanley Chaing Chi-wai Fuel price lobbyist I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. I think Mr Chaing should stand on a podium in th ...

  4. Wood-product firms urged to help stop illegal logging

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Some of Guangdong's biggest manufacturers of timber products will be invited to join a voluntary network aimed at saving the world's forests from illegal logging. ... industries would need to import 125 million cubic metres of timber by 2010. In 2003, China imported 94 million cubic metres of timber products, including pulp and paper, double the amount before ...

  5. The burning issue

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to explore this type of technology to tackle our ever-growing solid waste problem. Although it seems to be looking for a cost-effective means to tackle the issue, it does not seem to have a strong ... around the world reached an all-time high, and that year, the Philippines became the first country to ban them. Moreover, Belgium had to recall all its dairy products distributed worldwide due ...

  6. Hitting right note with cast of thousands

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu There were only seven players on each side but nothing else about this World Cup was small scale. Even the on-pitch entertainment was a huge production this year with a choir of 1,000 English Schools Foundation primary school pupils entertaining the crowd with a series of numbers right before the finals. They sang Children Are Made to Love, Chiquita Banana and Gonna ...

  7. Democracy a bitter bill for sidelined Sunnis to swallow

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... Borzou Daragahi in Makaseb Before the war, the Sunni Arab village of Makaseb just west of the capital was a favoured resting stop for Saddam Hussein. He trusted its residents so much he would wander over from his nearby palace unaccompanied by his usual r ...

  8. Top-end products launched in retail market

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to develop structured products for retail investors is simply because there is a lot of retail money looking for diversified investment opportunities.' ING closed its first retail issue last ... Hui Yuk-min Banks and other financial institutions are scrambling to offer new high-yield, equity-linked products to tap the $1.7 trillion kept in Hong Kong savings accounts. At least 10 ...

  9. Departing Israeli envoy hails HK's ethnic harmony

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... 'After the September 11 terrorist attacks, there was an urgent need for all religious leaders to be engaged in spiritual, interfaith dialogue to focus on the real issues and not be involved ... But he called on educators to ensure history curriculums in schools take on a wider world view so people gain a better understanding of issues such as Nazism and its effect on the world. In 2003, ...

  10. Defence suggests drug tolerance of victim

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... in samples taken from the deceased's stomach and liver. Mr King asked the witness if he agreed that using cocaine would increase productivity at work and in other areas of life. The lawyer said ...




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